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Daniel Hernandez

Chicago, IL, USA

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, Japanese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Hijacking the Nautilus
  • Mi madre fue una rumba y mi padre fu...
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About Me

I couchsurfed with Davy Jones, stole his locker and then gave it back to him because that's the couchsurfing spirit. I can play some cuban songs for you with the guitar, I can take pictures, even won some contests during my youth. I am able to dance without drinking a sip of alcohol, weird stuff

I am an ardent practitioner of vanvanism which is the religion embraced by the followers of the legendary Cuban band Van Van

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
Henry Miller, Eric Hobsbawn, Noam Chomsky, Paul Auster, Borges, Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Eduardo Galeano, Ernesto Sábato, Dulce María Loynaz, Carilda Oliver Labra, Dario Fo, Alessandro Baricco, Victor Hugo, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, Dune, Philip K. Dick, Albert Camus, Hesse, Thomas Mann, Benedetti, Heinrich Boll, and many more

Music:

Los Van Van, Habana Abierta, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, La Charanga Habanera, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, Interactivo, Kelvys Ochoa, Yusa, Dobet Gnahoré, Altan, Lùnasa, Dèanta, Clannad, Jorge Drexler, Mc Solaar, Orishas, Silvio Rodriguez, Estopa, X Alfonso, Síntesis, Djavan, Carlinhos Brown, The Beatles, Capercaillie, Rolando Berrío, Yerba Buena, Yanni, Síntesis, Sandi Thom, Michael Nyman, Liuba María Hevia, Joni Mitchell, Counting Crows, Gema y Pável, Chucho Valdés, Silvertide, Velvet Underground, Daniele Silvestri, Ernesto Lecuona, Bob Marley, Ana Carolina, Toquinho & Vinícius, Barao Vermelho, el disco de Tribalistas, Los Hermanos, Ivette Sangalo, Fela Kuti, Ogguere, Calle 13, Los Aldeanos, Billie the Vision & the Dancers cuyas canciones te puedes descargar en su sitio!

Movies:
Kubrick's, Blade Runner, Se Souvenir des Belles Choses, Bleu, Habana Blues!, Cidade de Deus, La vita è bella, Trainspotting, Lost in Translation (with a whole new meaning noe that I've lived in Tokyo!), El lado oscuro del corazón, Suite Habana, Before Sunrise, The Hours, Black Cat, White Cat, almost all Kusturica actually, Dogville, not all von Trier though por qué ese tragiquismo sin necesidad?, No Man's Land, Persepolis, Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Tacones Lejanos, La Vida es Silbar, Zelig, some other Woody Allen movies, In the Mood for Love, Bienvenue Chez Les Chtis, Amélie, Jeux D'enfants!, Ghost in the Shell (did you ever wonder why they drink spanish beer there? it's an unsolved mistery!), Hero, most of Zhang Yimou's colors now that I think of it, some more Wong Kar Wai, the list goes on and on :D....

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Leading the Revolution!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you about everything in Madrid and Havana. These two cities are home.
I can show you about everything in the whole of Cuba. I'm serious about this
I can teach you what is the second most pleasant thing after sex and not a lot of people know about it so you should ask me. Hint: It is not a sin.
I can also teach you why the tail of the comets is always away from the sun and plenty of other stuff that you just know when you are a physicist.
I would teach you spanish if I believed it is a good idea to learn spanish from a cuban. But alas, it is not. I can teach you cuban if you want though. It's better than spanish. :D

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Cuba, France, Italy, Japan, Spain

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